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The HomeScholar - Never Harsh and Scary

Sometimes I think the hardest thing about homeschooling is not how hard it is - it's how hard people SAY it is.  Honestly, if experts didn't make it sound so terrifying, people would not panic and bail, right when the homeschooling starts to pay big dividends!


Read what my Facebook friend wrote to me, so you can see what I mean:
Last night was my first Homeschool Workshop with our local accountability group. It was pretty laid back.  The speaker was talking about record keeping for all levels of school. I was the only one there with high school students.

After almost EVERY statement she made about record keeping during the elementary and middle school ages, *she said (with sternness) "EXCEPT HIGH SCHOOL".  Every time she said that, I slumped a little more in my seat, but all the while thinking,  "Lee would never be this harsh and scary!" *

I couldn't help but feel so inadequate when it came to my older children because I don't have everything together, but I'm getting there (somehow).

Our oldest is a Junior and I haven't even registered to take the SATs yet or even really gotten much info on it. I feel like a bad homeschool mom because I've slacked, wasted time and just utterly feel lost.  I know that there is still time to get my act together, but at the same time, I know that its running out.

Now I remember why I wasn't jumping up and down about joining a local group. I constantly see my shortcomings with no solutions.

I will be speaking with my husband to purchase your program because I know that you give step-by-step instruction without making the educator feel like a total loser. LOL

Thank you, Lee, for the encouragement that is so needed.

Blessings,
Kela

Dear Kela!

First of all, I would NEVER be that harsh and scary! And secondly, it's those sorts of experiences that make people needlessly fearful of homeschooling, and some even quit. It drives me batty!   There is no reason to make high school seem intimidating like that!

I have a website devoted to homeschool record keeping.

But it sounds like you are ready for the Total Transcript Solution. It has a nice long class about real-life record keeping in high school - nothing scary at all! And yes, I really DO make it sound easy, and provide simple step-by-step instructions.

Have you seen my article on Junior Year?   The 9 Keys to a Successful Junior Year. Maybe that will help you.  Since it's January of your daughter's junior year, there are just three things to do.  Take the SAT or ACT, choose a couple of colleges to visit, work on your transcript, and you're back in business! Easy-peasy!

Everyone sees their own shortcomings. Once you see your CHILDREN in black and white on a transcript, you'll be amazed at what you're able to accomplish in high school, short comings and all!



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Guest - Ann on Friday, 21 January 2011 10:02

hi Kela--
Just a short note of encouragement--two years ago, I was just where you are. I had purchased the Total Transcript Solution, as I knew I had to prepare transcripts for college admission, and my son had taken the SAT, but I knew NOTHING about what I should be doing to prepare for college admissions.
Toward the end of my month-long free subscription to the Gold Care Club, I contacted Lee with a question about the SAT--figured I may as well use it at least once before it expired! To make a long story short, I decided to extend my subscription to GCC, learned loads about junior year and homeschooling high school through the Club and Lee's other materials, and was able to prepare a transcript, go to a college fair, visit colleges, and finish my course descriptions by the beginning of senior year. Having Lee to advise you and hold your hand as you navigate the process will ensure success, as long as you do your part. She's helped me with two boys now, and both have been accepted to the colleges of their choice with scholarships at each one (though we are still waiting to hear on a few this year). I encourage you to learn all you can from Lee's materials and take advantage of all the support she has for you for this year--you CAN do it! I felt just like you two years ago!

hi Kela-- Just a short note of encouragement--two years ago, I was just where you are. I had purchased the Total Transcript Solution, as I knew I had to prepare transcripts for college admission, and my son had taken the SAT, but I knew NOTHING about what I should be doing to prepare for college admissions. Toward the end of my month-long free subscription to the Gold Care Club, I contacted Lee with a question about the SAT--figured I may as well use it at least once before it expired! To make a long story short, I decided to extend my subscription to GCC, learned loads about junior year and homeschooling high school through the Club and Lee's other materials, and was able to prepare a transcript, go to a college fair, visit colleges, and finish my course descriptions by the beginning of senior year. Having Lee to advise you and hold your hand as you navigate the process will ensure success, as long as you do your part. She's helped me with two boys now, and both have been accepted to the colleges of their choice with scholarships at each one (though we are still waiting to hear on a few this year). I encourage you to learn all you can from Lee's materials and take advantage of all the support she has for you for this year--you CAN do it! I felt just like you two years ago!
Guest - Kela (website) on Monday, 24 January 2011 07:56

Ann, thank you SOO much for your encouragement. I greatly appreciate it!

Ann, thank you SOO much for your encouragement. I greatly appreciate it!

[...] Thanks for encouraging me, too, Ann!  I really appreciate the positive feedback!  You can read my original blog post here:  The HomeScholar – Never Harsh and Scary. [...]

[...] Thanks for encouraging me, too, Ann!  I really appreciate the positive feedback!  You can read my original blog post here:  The HomeScholar – Never Harsh and Scary. [...]

[...] Thanks for encouraging me, too, Ann! I really appreciate the positive feedback! You can read my original blog post here: The HomeScholar – Never Harsh and Scary. [...]

[...] Thanks for encouraging me, too, Ann! I really appreciate the positive feedback! You can read my original blog post here: The HomeScholar – Never Harsh and Scary. [...]
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